Join the Kent County Historical Society for History Happy Hour at the Geddes-Piper House on the First Friday of each month, great wine, cheese, program and discussion. History Happy Hours are free and open to the public; a donation from non-members is appreciated.These programs are made possible by the generous support of Steve and Sandy Frohock
For the August 3 program, the Story of Kent County’s Henry Highland Garnet – acclaimed abolitionist, will be presented by Rev. Clarence Hawkins who will discuss the life and times of the famous abolitionist. Born a slave in Kent County, Garnet became an internationally known lecturer, activist and peer of Frederick Douglass. Perhaps the most famous man of his time to be born in Kent County,his name appears in few history books; his rhetoric was inflammatory, promoting armed rebellion among the enslaved.